Category Archives: Pest Control


Brown Recluse Spiders aka the Violin Spider

Brown Recluse Spiders Brown Recluse spiders are venomous, but very timid. They will run and hide to avoid human interaction. By nature they are not aggressive, however they will bite when pressed against human skin, such as slipping on an … Continue reading


The One Kiss You Want to Avoid

Kissing Bugs There’s nothing adorable about the Kissing Bug’s kiss, also known as Assassin Bugs. The difference between mosquitoes that transmit malaria through their bites and kissing bugs, while ingesting blood, is that the kissing bugs deposit feces on the … Continue reading


Zika Virus

Zika Virus Zika was first discovered in 1947. Zika, doesn’t infect the same mosquitoes as West Nile virus (the Culex species spreads West Nile). Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits Zika. The Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes spread Zika, Yellow Fever, … Continue reading


Evict Unwanted House Guests

Are you comfortable sharing your home with flies, ants, roaches and rats? Some homeowners are unaware they are being invaded. This is the time of year, especially with warmer temperatures, when pest start to come out in droves looking for … Continue reading


Termites Create New Colonies

The winged, sexually mature adults, called alates, fly off to create their own colonies during the spring. The presence of multiple winged termites inside a residence and around window sills is a good indication there’s a termite nest nearby. Since … Continue reading


Usual Suspects – The Top Three Insects and Bugs Expected To Be a Pest In 2019

Usual Suspects: The Top Three Insects and Bugs Expected To Be a Pest In 2019 ROACHES The largest cockroaches found in homes, the American cockroach, is not native to North America. The American cockroach most likely was transported to North … Continue reading


Christmas Tree Hitchhikers

There could be up to 25,000 bugs living in your Christmas tree. Thirty-Three million natural Christmas trees are sold in the United States every year. Insects brought into the warmth of a home behave as though spring has come and … Continue reading


Ouch. What stung me?

Fire Ants Fire Ants can sting several times Male fire ants die soon after mating A fire ant queens’ lifespan is 7 years or more Fire ants are extremely aggressive, especially if their nest is disturbed The fire ant uses … Continue reading


KICK the TICK

Fun Fact Friday An engorged female tick may lay around 2,000 eggs or more. Adult American dog ticks are reddish brown in color with silvery-gray or whitish markings on the back or upper body. American dog ticks are most numerous … Continue reading


Increase in Tick Population

Rainy Spring Sundays, the Winter’s Snow, and Hot Humid Days, Increase Tick Population. In addition to rainfall and temperature, climate change with seasonal weather variations are contributing to the acceleration of a tick’s developmental cycle, causing an increase in eggs. … Continue reading